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ABACLive Webinar with Peter Gerhardt, EdD

December 15 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

ABACLive Series with Peter F. Gerhardt, EdD

Presented through the ABACLive Cambridge Center Series. Helping those who help others, one live webinar at a time.

CCBS Trustee Dr. Peter Gerhardt presents “Emotions and Emotional Behavior; Analysis and Practical Applications”

Friday, December 15, 2023
11:00 am – 1:00 pm (Eastern/NY)
Recordings available until 12/29/2023

This event is FREE for the general public.* Or available for a discounted price with:

  • 2.0.0 BACB CEUs (Supervision)
  • 2.0 QABA CEUs
  • There is a NoCE credit version of this event available for FREE. Learn more here.

IACET, NBCC, AOTA, ASWB, APA credit hours not offered for this program. See Brochure for Event Applicable CE Provider Statements.

For relevant approved provider statements please download and review the brochure.

Register on ABAC Website – FREE (NO CEs)

Register on ABAC Website to Earn Continuing Education


A leader is someone who provides direction and inspiration to the people with whom they work. For better or for worse, the development of leadership competencies (e.g. rational decision making or the ability to listen) in the context of behavior-analytic autism services is not all that different from being thrown into the deep end of the pool and being told to swim. While that might look effective, it is also potentially traumatizing for potential young leaders and runs the risk of having the least effective or efficient behaviors reinforced. Effective leadership entails the application of research-based practices to direct decision-making, communication, and management practices in support of the mission of the organization (in behavior analytic autism services- improved student and adult outcomes). This workshop will provide an overview of research-based practices in effective leadership and how they might best be merged into effective practice on a day-to-day basis.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this event, participants should be able to:

  • Select the definitions of a minimum of three basic components of effective leadership.
  • Identify at least three barriers to effective leadership relevant to the delivery of behavior-analytic autism services.
  • Identify leadership’s short-term pros and long-term cons as a “cult of personality.”
Presenter Bio:
Peter F. Gerhardt, EdD

Peter F. Gerhardt, EdD

Peter Gerhardt, Ed.D., is the Executive Director of the EPIC School in Paramus, NJ. Dr. Gerhardt has over 40 years of experience utilizing the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis in support of adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorders in educational, employment, residential and community-based settings. He is the author or co-author on a number of articles and book chapters on the needs of adolescents and adults with ASD and has presented nationally and internationally on this topic. Dr. Gerhardt serves as Co-Chairman of the Scientific Council for the Organization for Autism Research and is on numerous professional advisory boards including the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies. He currently serves as adjunct faculty in the Institute for Behavioral Studies at Endicott College. Dr. Gerhardt received his doctorate from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey’s Graduate School of Education.

*This event is FREE for the general public. For those that want a certificate of completion for continuing education credits please purchase the discounted CEs. Register on ABAC Website – FREE (NO CEs)

This event is being offered at the discounted ABACLive Cambridge Center Series price for CEUs (Learning). Behavior Analysts may earn continuing education for viewing the live event or recording.Behavior Analysts: 2 CEUs (Learning) Register on ABAC Website to Earn Continuing Education

The ABACLive Cambridge Center Series of webinars are presented by Board of Directors, Trustees, Advisors, Senior Fellows of the prestigious Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies.

The ABACLive Cambridge Center Series is the result of a collaboration between The Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies (CCBS) and The Applied Behavior Analysis Center, Inc (ABAC) designed to make behavioral health education accessible to the global community of professionals working to make a positive difference in the lives of others.

Register on ABAC Website – FREE (NO CEs)

Register on ABAC Website to Earn Continuing Education

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December 15
11:00 am - 1:00 pm


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